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The "What Seems to Be in Store for Season 43" Thread

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by Oscarfan, Apr 1, 2012.

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  1. mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Already Elmo: The Musical is a lot more fun and interesting than EW because Elmo actually steps outside his little imaginary apartment and interacts with other living beings, and sings actual songs instead of b*****dizing the tune of "Jingle Bells". Loved the song with Elmo and the Yip-Yips especially. :)
  2. Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Hands down, Elmo the Musical already has more promise than EW ever had.
  3. Phillip Administrator

    Here are some more Season 43 videos...









  4. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I could go on a whole thing about EW vs ETM, but I think ETM speaks for itself so far. They really are looking at getting the older viewers back, and shifting away from the preprepreschool demographic that EW managed to catch. Hopefully, with that gone, the show is free to change in other ways to get out of the 3 and under ghetto it was stuck in.
  5. Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I know most of you don't like the "celebrity singing spoof of their own song" bits, but I think "Five By" is a really great bit.
  6. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Don't they pretty much have to sing spoofs of their own songs as opposed to their actual own songs because of legal and clearance issues?
  7. Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I don't think so, but in the ol' days, spoofs would be sung by spoofs of the singers themselves. With the celebrity-heavy show today, it's more likely the original performers will be brought in to sing the parody.
  8. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    You do have a point, but it still makes you wonder though if there could possibly be some sort of legal issue... like in the case of Season One, which had a LOT of actual copyrighted songs that can't be released on DVD ("Consider Yourself", "Good Morning Starshine", "Yellow Submarine", etc), and I know in a lot of cases, the singer/songwriter/group don't even own the rights to their own songs, either their managers or their labels do. I mean, that's just something I've wondered for some time.
  9. SSLFan Well-Known Member

    *sigh*...were was ETM when I was a kid? It looks far surperior to...the other Elmo segment I grew up with, lol.
  10. Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    And for anyone who cares, I'm continuing my project of making season albums, so hopefully I'll get as many songs from this season as possible (especially considering ETM will have like a million of them).
  11. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well, why don't they just come up with COMPLETELY fake URLs on a TV show, similar to how 555-whatever are fake numbers, why not put a twist on it, and come up with something like mmm.link.comb?
  12. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Futurama, when the show started out, used the fake address ending dot web. But that doesn't mean that buying up domain names doesn't add to the interactivity of the TV series. How I Met your Mother literally runs with this. Anytime a website is mentioned, they put the exact one up from the TV show. One time, they even turned it into a charity prop auction.

    If anyone can answer this, do they have to pay the record company for band appearances anyway?

    But I too miss the Johnny Hart music and AM ersatz caricatures of famous celebrities. I think that's something that left with Cerf and the rest of those guys. Sesame Street has gotten a little too celebrity oriented, and (back to the budget discussion) that's probably where most of their money goes. And I'd imagine there's rerun and video residuals as well. I'd much rather see songs by the actual Muppet characters than these self serving parodies. Or better yet, have celebrites sing actual Sesame Street classic songs or original ones made for the show. I actually loved Adam Sandler's Song about Elmo. That was straight up retro SNL Sandler right there.
  13. Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Someone on the TP forum, I think, mentioned that the show has to fight to get its presence known, even while it's an institution. Celebrities are not only a way to get parents to watch, but help promote the season. They used Arthur as an example, they make new episodes, but does anyone know about?
  14. Drtooth Well-Known Member


    Yeah. And Nickelodeon does the same thing too. I actually have the Wow Wow Wubzy "movie" that featured Beyonce. Cost 2 bucks at Marshall's... came with a figure. I had to pick it up.

    It's nothing short of a shame that Sesame Street has to pander to get attention. I like the celebrity appearances, don't get me wrong. They're as old as the show. The fact that they have to pretty much say "look what celebrity is with Elmo" when Elmo pretty much is a celebrity in his own right.

    Of course, we can kinda blame internet info access for this as well. The celebs used to mostly be surprises. I mean, when we all first saw The Simpsons in the Monster in the Mirror segment, please tell me I wasn't the only one that almost fell out of my chair. Now, they list everyone on site AND when they're going to be on what episode. It's like how you know about a movie 5 years before it comes out, and there's NO surprises when you see the trailers in theaters.
  15. Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Some clips from next week's shows are on SS.org. Two highlights I found: Cookie's terrific new song "Me Am What Me Am", a great new Grover/Mr. Johnson bit (with Frank as Grover) and Birdwalk Empire, also featuring Frank!
  16. muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    where is the grover clip?
  17. Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Look it up silly!
  18. muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    well i meant where on the website lol
  19. Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I don't want to give the details of it away; just search "Grover" in the search bar, it's the first result.
  20. InvaderZim Member

    Been watching the new Grover/Mr. Johnson bit-love the part where the coffee tree comes out!
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